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She was the “Amity” Brig

‘She was the “Amity” Brig’ details the life of the brig that brought the men which established the first British settlement in Western Australia.

The Brig “Amity” sailed into King George Sound on Christmas Day, 1826, carrying men to establish the first British settlement in Western Australia – a settlement which became the town of Albany.

The new “Amity”, a full scale and authentic reproduction of the original vessel, was built and berthed within a few metres of where those first pioneers stepped ashore.

Few towns can boast such a fitting memorial.

Author Les Johnson is a journalist, writer, amateur historian and former seaman, long resident in the Albany district.

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